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    March 6, 2011
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this week -- jobs, employment numbers just out look better than they have in two years. how real is the recovery? how can america keep putting people back to work? we'll have a spirited debate. and i'll be joined by diane sawyer as we ask, how important is it to buy things that are made in america? in libya, an uprising erupts into civil war. colonel gadhafi told me his people love him. but now his forces are battling a rebel army in the streets. we'll have the latest. and my exclusive interview with senator john mccain.
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he's calling for intervention. and we'll meet the women behind the upraising. could they be al qaeda's biggest threat? welcome to our viewers here and around the world. these days, americans have had to think hard about where the united states stands in the world. how the american worker fits into a new and changes global economy. and why stand the united states should take as people fight for basic freedoms around the middle east. we turn first to jobs. issue number one for the american people. and this week, finally, some good news to report. for the first time in almost two years, the unemployment rate has dropped below 9%. 192,000 jobs were created the february. it's progress. but for many americans, it's not enough. amid the frustration, concern that so many manufacturing jogs
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have gone overseas. that raises a provocative question. if americans bought more products made in america, would it make a difference? and giving up the product made by cheap labor overseas be too expensive? all week long, my colleagues at "world news" have been reporting on that question. here are the highlights. >> we need to outinnovate, outeducate, and outbuild the rest of the world. >> made in america. >> made in america. >> made in america. >> we want to create and sell products all over the world with three simple words. made in america. that's the goal. >> reporter: we searched all over the country for one brave and willing family. meet the usrys. they were like so many other families that said their house must be filled with plenty that is made in america.
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>> i would like to think we buy more american than the typical family. >> reporter: what would happen when he start to pick chungs up. >> this is made in china. >> made the honduras. made in thailand. >> the table is made in thailand. >> reporter: and the chairs? >> mexico. >> reporter: and a fork from? >> same pattern. >> reporter: the plate from japan. >> is there anything on the table made in america? >> it doesn't appear that way. >> reporter: what about the texas hat here? >> let's see. bangladesh. >> reporter: and little ellis. the prized american girl dolls. what does it say? made in -- >> whine that. >> reporter: 9 of 10 products in the '6 ons that americans
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brought were made in america. we won'tered, could the usrys make it without any foreign products at palm we're going ask you, will you leave us with your house in my hands? it was every room of the house. night stands from indonesia. the lamp, china. this is where it's all going. anything foreign made right in on here. the stove, ripped out. the refrigerator, gone. the piano. that is a heavy piano. and every inch of the trailer filled. with the sun setting, the usrys were about to return to this. and this. and this. the living room, with one lone vase. what do you think? >> wow. >> all of the aprinss are gone.
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>> reporter: we did leave the kitchen sink because it was made in america. >> everything but the kitchen sink. thank you. >> reporter: now would come the real challenge. helping the family scour the country to replace the things we took away. enter the best shopper i know. armed with her blackberry and laptop. sharyn alfonsi. >> hi. >> hello. >> reporter: we started with the commuter and decided to start small. >> what is made in america? >> reporter: made in the usa? >> do you get called for this often? >> reporter: frustrating, but worth asking. economists say if we spent just $18 ce-- 18 cents a day on
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american products, we could create thousands of jobs. >> wow, our american-made room. wow, wow. this looks great. all american-made? >> reporter: all american made. >> reporter: you thought this was impossible? >> we were skeptical. >> reporter: we were, too. but we found it. in fact, too many american companies to count. just the living room. harden, lee industries, mohawk rugs. and the mir oh, missouri. the lamp, $250. but the drapes, just $40 at j.c. penney. >> this is is made in china. >> reporter: that cost them $80. the american options in the same price range, $73 to $89.
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>> reporter: and the kitchen. just when we ripped that stove out of the wall, we knew we were in trouble. we scooped up fiestaware. then the appliances. the legendary viking, sub zero, and wolf were the only american made one wes could find. we found some appliances half made in the u.s. and they were about half the cost of what we bought. >> reporter: the old bedroom set, $1758. the new one, $1699. the american goods, less expensive and just as durable. the workers who made the furniture, so proud to tell us, made in america. >> i'm with diane sawyer, and
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david muir and sharyn alfonsi. >> you start from the question, how much in your shopping cart was made in america? how much in the living room? most people think about half. that's what we said. >> at least half. >> and then the revelation. and that was the first thing we wanted to do. it's a wakeup call about the reality around us. we though it's a global economy. but the thousands of pressure points that create what really establishes jobs. however, i loved knowing that my neighbors are making things that i'm buying. that's one factor among others. we thought people should start asking the question. >> what really will put the jobs back where they're meant to be in the country? >> every economist we spoke to said, you might say it seems simple, but the reality is, if you make something in america, it creates american jobs.
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it's that simple. at the same time, of course it's more complex than that. we don't want to bemoan the loss of the lightbulb. we want to manufacture the next lightbulb and create high-value jobs. >> don't worry about the plasma screen. they said we should be thinking about the next generation of televisions. >> to get that next generation of innovators, you're going to need the next generation of great education. where does that play into this manufacturing debate? >> it's everything, as we know. we think that if you look at the whole path ahead for the -- for america, for what we want to achieve, you see the convergence of what we are making, what our aspirations are, and our education, sit serving what we want to be. >> thank you so much.
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and diane and the team will be continuing the "made in america" reporting in this next week and next several weeks. when we come back, my exclusive interview with senator john mccain. i'll ask about jobs and libya. stay with us. during its first year, the humpback calf and its mother are almost inseparable. she lifts her calf to its first breath of air, then protects it on the long journey to their feeding grounds. one of the most important things you can do is help the next generation. at pacific life, we offer financial solutions to accomplish just that. ask a financial professional about pacific life. the power to help you succeed.
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welcome back. senator john mccain has one eye on the jobs picture here in the united states and another on the untolding revolutions in the middle east. we're glad to have him with us. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> let me ask you first about the report we just saw. what does it say to you about that empty house, and
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particularly the impact on jobs here in the united states? >> it's a regular nigs of the reality and the trens. cheaper, lower cost labor products will usually prevail over the products made in a higher wage and income country. but i would also point out that if it emptied that house, left a computer there or an ipad or an iphone, those are built in the united states of america. as the president said, continuo continuously, and i agree with him. innovation is the key to us being able to restore the economy. that's got to be exports. we have to have free trade agreements. we abandoned columbia and panama. all the other countries are concluding free trade agreements among themselves while we're being left behind. that's harmful. two years ago, 40% of the
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imports of agricultural goods in colombia was from the united states. now it's 20%. we have the ability to outcompete any other country in the world and out innovate. >> to that event, what do you make, how do you react to the good job news, that 192,000 jobs have been added and the unemployment rate dipped below 9%? >> i think that's good. i worry about the housing situation. my state of arizona is one of the hardest hit. 50% of homes are still underwater. you have to recognize we have to do more. even at this present rate, we would not see a significant drop in unemployment for a very long time. but it's encouraging news. >> what about the budget battle right now?
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the $61 billion in cuts. >> mark zandi said if we adapted the stimulus package, unemployment would never go above 8%. please. >> do you think the cuts will affect unemployment? >> i don't think so. unless we get the fiscal house in horde, we're facing a calamity. there's though way to avoid that. so let's -- we did $787 billion in the package. we went on a spending spree over the last ten years. some of it under republican administration, as well as democrats. we have to get our budget bansed. that's vital to the future. and by the way, it has to include social security reform, medicare, medicaid reform. anybody that thinks we can do that with 12% to 15% of the
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budget is just wrong. >> we're going to be debated it afterwards. obviously, a big element of the recovery here is linked, to an extent, to the middle east. you've just been there. so many of the revolutions are about jobs as well. let's go first to libya. you've called for some kind of intervention, a no-fly zone. do you still maintain that position? >> i do. senator lieberman and kerry and i have called for that. their desenses are some what antiquated. this would send a message to gadhafi that the president is serious when he says, we need for gadhafi to go. these air assets that gadhafi has are not overwhelming. not saying they are not challenge.
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>> how do you respond to what secretary gates said? we'll play it. >> there's a lot of frankly loose talk about some of these military options. let's call a spade a spade. a no-fly zone begins with an take on libya to destroy the air desenses. that's the way you do a no-fly zone. >> do you think it is, as he saids too difficult, that's last talk? >> i have great respect for secretary gates. and the outstanding job he's done. we can't risk allowing gadhafi to massacre people from the air by helicopter and fixed -- >> what he's doing is attacking military installations, depots and the rebel army. >> we're on the side of the rebels. we have called for gadhafi's
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removal. ground intervention would not be appropriate. certainly not at this time. a ground intervention by the part of the united states could be very counterproductive. we can assist in a lot of ways. humanitarian, intelligence, training. as they form up a provisional government. >> you mentioned the president calling for colonel gadhafi to step ahide. when the president says, he's got to go, presumably, that has to happen. how does one do hat? >> hopefully, he understands the inevitability. >> he hasn't shown much -- >> i agree. he's insane. perhaps the people around him would start to depart the sinking ship. a no-fly zone. declaring our support of a provisional government.
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perhaps that is being formed up now. there's a lot of steps we can take. look at the humanitarian crisis. it's huge on both borders. so i think there's a lot we could do, including intelligence capability and giving them technical assistance. >> in terms of egypt and other parts of that area, many people look with great optimism. some are pessimistic. how can the united states help manage the transition? >> by appears not to interveer or dictate. there's a lot of concern about our support of past rulers. but offer assistance, perhaps the most important thing we could do in the long run is investment. you know this was all about jobs. i would love to see our high-tech ceos say, we're going
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to invest. we need to give them incentive to do that, like trade preference agreements. there's so much to cover. i don't mean to insult your intelligence. but really, egypt is the key to all of this. the heart and soul of the arab world. maybe we could fail in one of the other countries. we fail in egypt, there could be severe consequences. >> so much more to discuss. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. how do owe create jobs in america? is buying american the answer? if not, what is? ♪ work, work all week long ♪ punching that clock from dusk till dawn ♪ ♪ countin' the days till friday night ♪ ♪ that's when all the conditions are right for a good time ♪ [ male announcer ] advanced technology that helps provide cleaner air, cleaner water, and helps make all of us more energy efficient is something the whole world can get in step with. [ static ] ♪ i need a good time
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one of the things that i think there is a misconception about is that somehow our manufacturing days have passed. that's not true. the difference is what used to take 1,000 people to manufacture
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might now take 100. >> you see row after row of textile mill buildings. this state had to have gone through an economic crisis at some point. it will take more than a dpd speech and rhetoric to put the americans back to work. it will take a new president of the united states. >> mitt romney, last night in new hampshire today, the number of americans in manufacturing jobs is at a 70-year low. if each american spent just a little bit more on american-made products, would it put more people back to work? joining me to discuss that is david muir, leo gerard, chrystia freeland, global editor at large of routers and mort zuckerman.
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tau f thank you for being here. made in america, is that the answer? >> no. i mean, i thought it was a terrific report, but, you know, we are not going to go back to a world in which everyone buys goods just made in their own country. that's a good thing. trade helps the world economy. i don't think we want to push a line that says, well, if all chinese people only bought goods made in china, all people in germany only bought things made in germany, that wouldn't be good. i liked that the idea of giving up on manufacturing is a mistake. we had a rhetoric this the last 20 years that said, you don't need to make things in a country anymore. that's a mistake. >> is that bad news for your people? >> i think we have to recognize we have had 25 years of record-breaking trade deficits. america has gone from being the
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world's largest creditor nation to being the world's largest debtor nation. we have no manufacturing policy. we have to have a policy that puts us at equal footing. not one that puts us behind the 8 ball with china. >> is a level playing field the answer? >> i don't know that you can get it. i don't know at what time means. we can't compete on several levels with china, particularly on the aspect of labor costs. low-cost labor is never going to be our strength. america is past those days. we have to have a highly educated work force and develop strirs. another thing we could do that would help a lot of companies focus on america is to have a tax code that makes sense so you eliminate the special
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preferences. canada has a corporate tax rate of 16.5% because they have eliminated a lot of this crap. >> let me make a point on taxes though. we're giving companies tax breaks to move jobs overseas when we caught to be giving people tax breaks to create jobs here. >> on that issue in you're uh your series. there was an amazing statistic. just how much more an american should pay every day, every year to create hundreds of thousands new jobs. >> mark zandi say, if we pumped $20 billion in america in the next year. if every american spent $64 more, that would create 200,000 more jobs. these economists said all things equal, durability, price, if you want to buy a cap net from up
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the street, the furniture store, or a product that says made in america, you're not going to throw off the global trade balance. >> at the end when you were refurnishing the house, the viking stove was the one product you found that was 100% made in america. think that's where america should focus. the high-end manufacturing. germany is one country that is successful at hanging on to manufacturing. that's because they haven't focused on the cheap stuff. they've said what we can do that is special is the superspecialized stuff that requires a highly specialized work force. >> the ipad and iphone are made in china. they're not made in america. a modern wind turbine created in
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ohio, we can't do it. tha we don't have a strategy. >> why not? it's still by far the big emanufacturer in the world. >> we have never had that state intervention in terms of an industrial policy. that's not the way the american system work. we put handicaps on it in this sense. we have health care costs so dramatically higher than everybody else. we have taxes that makes absolutely though sense. a lot of special benefits for individual companies, individual industries. we ought to eliminate as many of those as we can. hower the tax rates so there's more opportunity to develop and do business here in the united states. there are some things we can't do. we should have an infrastructure policy rather than an industrial policy. we have -- those would create many, many jobs. it would be a stimulus. >> mort and i probably disagree on the words.
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i think if you have an infrastructure strategy, you have a manufacturer strategy. we don't have any strategy. low-prized goods with chain that have meant hundreds of thousands of people unemployed. it's meant poisen in our kids toys. lead in our steel. that we have had to send back. the bay bridge is three years behind schedule because they bought chinese steel that won't. >> you're not saying we should not trade with them? >> no. we filed nine lawsuits. >> correct me if i'm wrong we have to pick which items we want to compete with. we were in the chinese
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factories, south of shanghai, in one factory that makes one-third of all the socks in the world. we want to compete. >> we'll continue after break. lots to talk about. we're going to break. we'll come back and continue. up next, washington's answer to the job crisis. will the deep budget cuts on the table stick a fork in the recovery? [ wind howling ] [ technician ] are you busy? management just sent over these new technical manuals. they need you to translate them into portuguese. by tomorrow. [ male announcer ] ducati knows it's better for xerox to manage their global publications. so they can focus on building amazing bikes. with xerox, you're ready for real business.
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coming up next, will the budget battle in washington have an impact on jobs? and from the middle east, the latest on the civil war in libya. and the women behind the revolution, are they the best hope for real democracy in the region?
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president obama stays united states needs to build on the momentum of friday's upbeat jobs reports. the budget battle in washington will have an impact. what will the impact be? joins me again, david muir, leo gerard, president of the united steel workers. chrystia free lapd and mort zuckerman, editor in chief of u.s. news and world reports. let go back to the lightbulb. >> we were talking about china. the workers in those factories make $270 a month and send most of it back to their child in rural china who is being raised by the grandparents. we have to pick which products. they say the answer are the
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multiplier products. the ones that take multiple people that bring it start to finish. leo saw the reporting and brought us a rr rr rry -- a sto a lightbulb. >> who new about it? >> because of the onslaught of chinese products. you can't get it put in the store. it's a discussion about how to get on the shelf at the big box stores or at walmart. >> what about the key of human capital. what about a 55-year-old guy making x and now doesn't have that job. how does one retrain him? or woman. >> that's training adjustment assistance that was cut by the republicans in the last budget. we need that for the people 55 and orlando. we have 40% unemployment this the trades.
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we're having a hard time getting apprentices done. most of the manufacturing work places, we lost 5500 factories in the bush era. 2800 of them because of the wall street collapse. they're scratching to get back. we have to train, get the community clenls ramped up and get people back to work. >> we're cutting spending on education. >> this is the problem. cutting of spending on education. >> the most jobs are created by start-up companies. a huge part of them comes from people that have intellectual or educational knowledge. roughly 50% of the graduate degrees in the hard sciences is foreign students. we have reduced the number of foreign students we allow to stay and work in the country. this is criminal. it means we do not have the
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intellectual power. the computer was developed and built in the united states. we now have 166,000 jobs in the computer industry in the united states. but 1.5 million jobs are overseas. that is the manufacturing company. we have to train -- we have got to keep the intellectual capabilities to put high-value added product into the stream of this country's economy. >> i totally free with you mort in the piece that andrew wrote was interesting. his point is that america is really good at invents stuff. if you look at who are the big leading edge high-tech companies in the world. they're still american. it's apple. doodle. facebook. but what is not happening, the follow on jobs for runs of thousands of people are not
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there. ap apple is a good example. >> one of the things that is wrong, for the last 0 years, in both the united states and canada, we have told kid use have to go to school and be financial engineers. we should have been getting me can mechanical engineers. >> we don't tell kids what to do. we can make it very attractive for people to go into the hard sciences. and have the jobs available. not every things in terms of going into the financial industry. >> $61 billion in budget cut. mark zandi says 700,000 jobs will be lost. >> i think he's right. the problem is the u.s. government needs to figure out how to walk and chew gum at the
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same time. ewe need a solid promise to the markets. we're going to deal with the health care problem and in the short term -- >> we lost 55,000 factories that don't pay taxing anymore. >> this is a conversation that will just keep continuing. we've seen them on the front lines of the protests sweeping the middle east. what is next for the women of those revolutions? can the prominent role they have played be a spoiler for islamic militants? a power house "roundtable" coming up next. and tina brown will be on hand to unveil the new and improved "newsweek" magazine. don't sweat it. i just switched us to sprint, so e-mail, web...on 4g... it's all unlimited. [ cellphone buzzes ] you just texted me to read the memo? unlimited text too. we really need you on this conference call.
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everything... possible. ♪ ♪ welcome back and now we turn to the revolutions rocking the middle east. there are reports of escalating violence in libya today. rebel fighters clashing with gadhafi loyalists. it's been an historic last few weeks in libya and throughout the middle east and north african region. many things have changed. fwomts. the people themes. perhaps especially the women. their influence could have a huge impact on what happens next. abc's lama hasan has been
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reporting. >> reporter: it's finally given women a voice. everywhere i went in the region, i was impressed and surprised by the women i saw. something changed. a barrier was broken. they seem determined to bring down the regime. >> we never want you! >> reporter: mothers dragging their children along to witness history. girls who were not shy about mixing with boys. standing shoulder to shoulder with them to fight for their cause. here in libya, with the protests now giving way to the rebel yan. it's the work being done by this doctor and her sister, a lawyer, that is making the difference in keeping the momentum going. >> everything is not easy. but if there is a will there is a way. we'll have to go to the end. >> reporter: with no specific
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role, they deal with whatever is thrown at them. listening to worried fathers whose sons are fighting on the front line to keeping up with the day to day clashes. to having meetings about health and educational issues in a new, free, eastern libya. >> it's a meeting. we don't have the time. we come from morning and we don't feel tired. >> reporter: it's easy to see how crucial they are to the movement. no sooner are they done with one evening, they're pulled to another one. our cameraman struggled to keep up. >> we're not the heroes. it's the mothers encouraging their children to fight for freedom. they know it may be the last time they see them. >> reporter: these were not the first women i encountered in the last amazing two months. the revolution spread like a fever. in egypt, women, young women,
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have helped lead the upraising. blogging, tweeting, organizing, making their views heard any way they can. for the first time in full partnership with men. >> we will not give up. >> reporter: 24-year-old gigi ibrahim is one of the faces of the revolution. she was shot in the back with a rubber bullet during the protests in tahrir square. it didn't stop her. >> i think i was more determined. people die, hundreds were willing to die for this to continue and succeed. this is the price of democracy and tree dom. >> reporter: worried about her safety, her family begged her not the demonstrate. is there they've been calling me because i'm the elder sister to her, oh, my god, don't let her go. >> my aunt is intervening.
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[ speaking foreign language ] >> i'm not the egyptian people. >> reporter: she was on a mission toe change her future and those of others. she worked tirelessly. galvanizing other egyptians. >> i told you this day was coming. you didn't believe me. >> reporter: rallying them in big numbers. it worked. not only did she play a part in changing the regime, she changed perceptions of what it means to be a woman in the arab world. >> this is a circle moment in the revolution. my sister is here. that says a lot. >> that's a revolution by itself. >> reporter: for "this week," lama hasan, bengazi, libya.
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>> much of the world is looking at how women will shape change. tina brown is joining us. she's hosting a women of the world summit this week. some of the women are joining us now. dr. nawal el saadawi, zainab salbi, the iraqi founder of women for women sir nation. and sussan tahmadebi. thank you for joins us. when you look at that piece, do you think gains are solidified? and set in sewn? >> no. i get emotional to see that women are rising up and joining men this the streets. i remember history where women did participate earlier on. we have that history.
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but it often gets hijacked at the moment of fair victory. we often get sent back home. >> let's discuss thap that. tina, you're going to show us the new cover of "newsweek" it's about 150 women who shake the world with hillary clinton as the cover. what can someone like the u.s. secretary of state and the rest of the global community do to help these women in the revolutions? >> i thinks the because hillary clinton has met her moment. her long-held conviction has been that women are the leading indicators. if you empower women, you'll make huge changes in the democracy movement and the gdp of the country. she's been pounding that drum for a long time. this edition, you see her in action. we fold her to yemen and saw her conducting a rebust down hall.
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people were being encouraged to talk. after that meeting, she met with a few of the women that clustered around her and said, can you help us educate women here? >> about enl occasion and civil society? >> and doing away with the barbaric custom of child bride. but they did also say, not in such a way to get us blowback. how do you do that without big-footing the atmosphere? >> your country, a revolution in place. a military exit tee committee i it. how will women's rights be enshrined in egypt? >> i look at womens a rights as global and local. we cannot be liberated in egypt in a country that is not liberated. our problem is colonialism.
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i want to speak in new york and washington to you, americans, and the government. it's the problem of colonialism. >> what do you mean by that? >> if we have independent, if we're producing our food, then we will be okay. now 50 percent of the people in egypt earn under $2 day because of american male colonialism. >> is that right? >> women's issues are not -- global issues, local issues, it's everything. >> no one is talking about the real big picture here. >> i would say we need to look at what happens to women as an indicator to the direction of society. we need to shift things. women are bellwether for
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society. rather than not worrying about women's rights, or labor laws, or imemployment. we need to look at that as very important indicator to what will happen elsewhere. >> sussan, everybody is looking at the revolutions and thinking, oh, my goodness. we saw this in iran 30 years ago. women were in the streets. and then a year later, they were on the streets again, complaining about being forced to wear the veil. how is this not going to happen in this region? >> i think the -- i would have to free with what zainab said. it's the global context. we have the opportunity to
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amplify women's voices out in these countries. for someone like myself, who lived in iran and worked there, it's not surprising at all to see it in iran and egypt because women are present. wherever you are in the countries, there are women advocating for women's rights. women's movements should be individual lant in defending their rights. we need to have regional opportunities to make women's rights an indigenous issue. >> every here looks at it as a women's issue but a big-picture issue is this going to tamp down the whole idea of extremism. is this a big blow to al qaeda. >> if we have vigilant, and the women in the countries have to be supporting in every conceivable way. women like nawal have been
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working at this for 30, 40 years, doing brave acts and speaking out. nawal was jald for speaking out. it's about vigilance and doing doctor fsh america to do everything it can to support and enl occasion. what happens and can happen is that the women's rights are considered an issue of foreign influence. once that happens, this starts to take place and the issue gets submer submerged. >> you have been doing this for decades. you have seen in your region, let's talk about the muslim brotherhood. do you think it is an enemy of women in egypt? and an enemy of real democracy?
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>> we have to look at the problem of -- i usually say they're twins. then holy alliance. >> let me ask you about particularly in egypt, with the muslim brotherhood. do you think that they will -- allow women to have full participation? >> i am not afraid. they ask me, are you afraid of muslim brothers? no. i'm afraid of local dictators, the one that will come after mubarak and global dictatordict. >> let me ask you to follow that. >> i didn't finish my point. because we are always concentrating on local dictators who oppress women. we're oppressed by external powers. i'm afraid of external powers. >> that's what i was talking about.
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the external idea of oppression and extremism, fundamentalism and terrorism. >> they've figured out using women to promote issue sas good thing. religious groups incorporated women. the secular groups need to learn from the religious groups. we should not take the women's rights for granted issue. the other side is using it to advance their own cause. the issue is about family law at the end of the day. mobility and access to resources for women. usually, that law is traded off. we get free trade, you get family law. this time, it's a secular revolution. not a religious one. it's telling dictators and fund
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m mentalis fundamentalists. >> where does the situation for women and indeed the whole sort of protest movement, does that have any legs in iran? everybody wants to see this upraising come to iran? do you think there is any chance? >> women in iran have been fighting for their rights for years. they've been at the forefront. for nearly two years now after the disputed president elections, people have been on the streets and fights for their votes at least initially. the same issues are going on inside of iran.
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